Pro-death Penalty Legal Group Abandons Capital Punishment Work

For nearly 50 years, legal theorists, policy makers and law school educators have referred to the American Legal Institute in articulating and clarifying the case for capital punishment. As the New York Times reported yesterday, the ALI has abandoned its work on the issue. The development may accelerate the trend of states and juries backing away from imposing capital punishment, and it may also affect the way lawyers are educated. ...more

Thank you, Kim, for another thoughtful and timely piece. You may remember I wrote in when ...more